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days in the country's recent history. in 1993, a 51-day standoff between federal law enforcement and branch davidian leader david koresh ended with 80 dead including 25 children when koresh refused to surrender peacefully. on the same day two years later, timothy mcveigh bombed the alfred murrah federal building in oklahoma city killing 168 including 19 children in the building's day care center. >> that attack was specifically designed as payback for the government's role in waco two years earlier. >> reporter: for those who hate america and know something of its history, monday had particular meaning. in massachusetts monday was a state holiday. patriots day, commemorating the first shots fired in the american revolution. during the battles of lexington and concord fought near boston in 1775. >> the real patriots day is april 19th. that is the date that counts for people on the extreme right in the united states. as it happens, massachusetts celebrates patriots' day on the third monday of every -- of the month. >> reporter: but for every conspiracy theory about domestic extremi
to rescue her sister-in-law. here's what she saw when she got there. >> i could see windows blown out. a lot of debris inside the rest home. everybody there was helping move the residents across the street to the parking lot. wheelchairs were being pushed down the street. we were carrying them. first responders were all there in their trucks, their vehicles. anybody in the area was there to move residents to the football field. >> your sister-in-law, had she gotten out of the nursing home before the ceiling collapsed? >> she said the ceiling collapsed on her, and when she got to the hospital and they removed her, the covers, she was covered with broken glass. she's totally disabled, couldn't get out at all. the staff got her out. by the time i got to the rest home i couldn't find her. i was going up and down the street trying to find her. >> i can't imagine you've ever seen anything like this before. >> no, no, you can imagine whole streets, the houses have been destroyed. when i left my sister's house heading to the rest home there was a family at the street that had nowhere to go. i gave t
phone records, websites, and associates, the fbi found no ties to terrorists. by law, monitoring had to stop barring new negative information. the fbi was no longer watching. after tamerlan returned from a six-month trip to russia, a dark side began emerged. he was charged in cambridge with beating a former girlfriend. started uploading videos. authorities never saw this coming. [ explosion ] some investigators believed tamerlan was the leader and convinced his younger brother to embrace jihad. george? >> let's get more from abc legal analyst dan abrams. and former special agent for the fbi brad garrett. we now know that dzhokhar is answering some questions in writing. the fbi wants to know, is anybody else involved? >> right. the real trick with that, george, is figuring out where his mind is. what is his motivation? why does he want to talk to us? is he being truthful or not? getting him over that hump and saying, okay, it's okay to talk to us, it's really your only avenue to a better situation maybe. th cld take a lo period of time. >> and dan, how much longer can this questioning
but the quick law enforcement response underscored their effort to stop track and stop the people responsible. >> i encourage everyone to have a heightened state of vigilance here in the boston area. [ sirens] >> reporter: fbi agents went to a local hospital to question a 20-year-old saudi college student who was injured in the blast but authorities stressed he is not considered a suspect. >> there are people that we are talking to but there is no suspect at brigham and women's hospital. >> reporter: so far the videos of the blast are providing some of the most important clues, authorities say the white smoke seen after the detonation indicates small bombs with a simple low velocity explosive mixture, not military grade. but still sophisticated enough to detonate about 15 seconds apart. >> something just blew up. >> they may not have had the resources as we've seen in other bomb attacks, but they knew how to make the bomb go boom. >> reporter: experts say the large pieces of metal as seen here in the air suggest the bombs might have been concealed in a mailbox or trash barrel as one witness d
and at landmarks in major cities all over america law enforcement keeping anything but a low profile. >> i am not in the hope for the best business. i am in the plan for the worst business. >> reporter: meanwhile, in 15 cities around america they are planning to hold marathons of their own within the next week. all of those places now having to think about security in a whole new way. amy, back to you. >> all right, everyone on high alert. dan, thanks so much. >>> and now to two former new england patriots players and super bowl champs, now being hailed as heroic rescuers for racing into the chaos right after the boston bombings. what they were thinking and why they did it in their own words. take a look. >> it looked like a scene from a war. >> it's just a cloud of smoke and chaos and your ears kind of explode. >> my instincts kicked in and i ran toward the blast not thinking and just looking to help. my upbringing and my father was a police officer. my three brothers are new york city firemen and i saw three young girls, trying to carry their mother on their back and ran over to them and sa
. back here, law enforcement sources tell abc news, the surviving suspect has confessed to his role in the bombings. he claims he and his brother were defending islam. saying he and his brother were motivated by the online teachings of al qaeda leader anwar al awlaki and learned how to make the bombs on the internet. >>> now, to the terror plot targeting a train between new york and canada. the two arrested by canadian authorities are due in court today. officials claim the men have tied to al qaeda in iran. this morning, iran denied any involvement in the plot. allegedly involving derailing a train heading to toronto, potentially killing thousands in the process. >>> the other big story this morning, more rain expected in parts of the midwest, already coping with one of the worst floods on record. a flood barrier south of st. louis is now showing signs of strain. and more rain could be serious trouble in michigan, where the grand river has driven hundreds of people from their homes. sam has a rather brutal forecast in moments. >>> meanwhile, a new warning about teens and prescripti
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